We are obsessed with stunning fair trade swimwear both in summer and off-season, basically all year round. Yes, we admit that we also love to fly long haul to Australia, Bali or Thailand because we love to see the culture once a year. For 2019/20 we have put together a list of our favorite brands offering ethically-made high-quality swimwear. You may not know some of them yet, because we have just discovered them, for example, Oy Surfwear, July b, Daughters of Summer or Zulu & Zephyr. Read further to discover all of them and check out their websites for more styles.
Daughters Of Summer
Kim Deuss created Daughters of Summer in her home country Bermuda to make a difference in the industry. Her first collection boasts high-quality swimwear that looks flattering on every figure. Designed to give you the best fit, most styles come with adjustable closures or ties at the shoulders, neck, back, and hips. Social responsibility is at the core of the ethical women’s resort wear brand which exclusively supports factories that pay fair wages and offer safe working conditions. Manufactured in NYC, the swimsuits use either ECONYL® regenerated nylon made from rescued marine materials like fishing nets and plastics or recycled polyester from post-consumer materials such as plastic bottles. The high-waisted bikini bottoms with cheeky strap details on the sides are true eye-catchers!
OY Surf Apparel
The young surf & swimwear label OY Surf Apparel from Switzerland combines style, comfort and functionality. Their collections present bikinis, one-pieces and leggings with reinterpreted classical cuts, trendy
A cute pattern or rather a simple monochrome swimsuit? If you think you have to choose, think again: all styles from the ethical Swiss swim- & activewear brand PURA Clothing are reversible. So, depending on your mood, it’s completely up to you how you want to wear your piece! On top of being adjustable to you and your unique body, PURA Clothing focuses on fair production. All pieces are handmade with love and care in Switzerland & Italy using high-quality Italian fabrics that feel super soft and are 100% recycled. The brand also avoids overproduction by only producing small quantities. With every purchase you make, the PURA Clothing donates 1 CHF to a
To this day, designer Araks Yeramyan’s remembers a trio of
If you aren’t afraid to show some skin, the sexy pieces from FAE® are perfect for you. The size-inclusive swimwear brand with sizes ranging from XS to XL and XXL will make you feel and look like a total babe, no matter what. Committed to having a positive impact on the environment and its people, FAE® teamed up with the Aquafil group who produce a techno-fabric made with ECONYL® which is twice as resistant to chlorine, suntan creams and oils as competitor’s fabrics.
Born out of a deep love for the ocean, the Barcelona-based conscious high-end swimwear brand
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Good things take time: NOW_THEN is an independent label that produces responsibly made high-end luxury swimwear in small batches. With an obsessive attention to detail, skilled artisans in Spain handcraft these beautiful swimsuits and bikinis. From minimalistic styles to contemporary cuts and fine details – every ocean lover will find her ideal swimsuit here! NOW_THEN uses ECONYL® and petroleum-free
Natasha Tonić joined the fashion revolution by starting her own sustainable swimwear brand in Los Angeles, California. All pieces are locally sewn and hand-dyed using natural hemp fabric which is durable, antimicrobial, UV-resistant and healthy for your skin. The super trendy bathing suits and bikinis also wear beautifully as bodysuits, lingerie or activewear – all year around. For stylish girls and women who want to contribute to positive change in the world. With every purchase 5% goes towards 5 Gyres to fight the plastic pollution in our oceans.
Dreamed in Barcelona, respectfully made in Bali. The independent brand RAMÉ empowers women to feel confident and beautiful in their bodies. The classic but sexy swimwear must-haves feature sophisticated
Whether apple, pear hourglass, carrot or pregnant – at Judy b. you can shop your favorite swimsuit according to your body shape. Growing up in Southern California, founder Jordan Infascelli was wearing a bikini everyday. Her mom would always tell her how to look your best without putting in all too much effort. This inspired Jordan. Today, a small textile mill near Milan, develops the soft, light and compact high quality fabric of her brand. Made and designed with love in California to enhance, support and shape a woman’s figure.
Zulu & Zephyr
Zulu & Zephyr’s luxe swimwear is known for its exceptional quality, design and production. Dedicated to transparent and fair practices, the brand works with a family-run business in a highly sophisticated and social facility in Guangzhou, China. 150 talented women and men work there on sampling, pattern development, manufacturing and finishing. Their collection consists of stylish one pieces and bikinis in soft colors and elaborate cuts for any taste. We especially love their signature rib textured lycra. So cool.
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Mia is a Paris-based freelance writer from Vienna. When she was a little girl, she dreamed of living in the Amazon jungle, where she would protect the rain forest and animal life. Now living in the city jungle of the French capital (things sometimes turn out differently than expected), she found her calling in raising awareness about pretty much everything sustainable, vegan, organic and ethical. The trained copywriter received her MA in Global Communications in Fashion at the American University of Paris. miawindischgraetz.com